Category Archives: Agricultural Policy

Organic Seed is on the Menu at Next NOSB Meeting

The fall meeting for the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is just around the corner. Join OSA in St. Louis, MO, from November 15th through the 18th, 2016, for timely discussions and public comment opportunities on a number of organic … Continue reading

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Seed consolidation continues. So should resistance.

The seed industry is one of the most consolidated in agriculture, and it’s getting worse. Bayer recently announced that it reached a merger agreement with Monsanto, which will create the world’s largest supplier in seeds and agricultural chemicals. DuPont and … Continue reading

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Congress can do better on GMO labeling

Both the Senate and House have passed the “DARK Act” (S. 764), a controversial bill that’s been debated for several years now. The bill is being touted as a “compromise” but falls woefully short on requiring mandatory, on-package labeling. The bill instead gives companies … Continue reading

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Talking Organic Seed in Washington, DC

OSA just returned from an inspiring National Organic Coalition (NOC) membership meeting in Washington, DC, which included a day on Capitol Hill educating members of Congress on a number of organic policy topics. Among several messages delivered was the need … Continue reading

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Summer Newsletter: A Roadmap for Organic Seed

I’m excited to share that State of Organic Seed, 2016 is now available! This report is part of our ongoing project to monitor the status of organic seed in the US and execute recommendations that increase the diversity, quality, and … Continue reading

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